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Secondary Partnerships

WHAT IS SECONDARY PARTNERSHIPS?

The office of Secondary Partnerships at Metropolitan Community College support early college experiences for high school students by providing the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students can take advantage of different programs such as Career Academy, College Now!, Kickstart Online, Concurrent Enrollment and Gateway to College.

WHAT IS THE COST OF PARTICIPATION?

Current Nebraska High School students, grades 9 - 12, are automatically eligible to take credit classes at no tuition cost. Students will be responsible for tools, textbooks, and any other associated course fees.  Tuition for dual enrolled students will be paid for by federal funding, directed by the State and CCPE.  Learn more about the tuition waiver here.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HIGH SCHOOL Programs:

Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. Career Academy programs culminate in a career certificate or specialist diploma.

CollegeNOW! is designed for high school students to offer a jumpstart on their college education. Students enroll into sections taught by MCC faculty on campus or online.

Kickstart Online (KSOI) is a series of MCC general education courses for high school students. KSOI courses count toward most MCC degrees, are transferable, and may count toward high school credit.

Concurrent Enrollment is a partnership between MCC and high school districts. Students earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending their scheduled course in the high school classroom.

Gateway to College is a nationally recognized dual-credit high school diploma completion program. The program serves students ages 16-20 years old who would like an educational setting that is individually tailored for student success.

BENEFITS:

  • Head start on earning college credits
  • No to low cost
  • Transferable credits
  • Opportunity to explore fields of study

HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY Resources:

SECONDARY PARTNERSHIPS CONTACT INFORMATION:

All general questions can be directed to:

STAFF

Jordan Pirtle, director of Secondary Partnerships and Gateway to College
Theresa Banark, assistant director of Secondary Partnerships
Katrina Brooks, assistant director Gateway to College
Sarah Hayden, outreach associate
Jacquie Woods, planning associate
Jessica Mossa, records associate
Kayla Gillian, dual enrollment navigator (Millard South Early College High School )
Tyler Payne, dual enrollment navigator (OPS Burke, North, Northwest, South)
Raymone Sazone, dual enrollment navigator (OPS Benson, Bryan, Central, Westview, Blackburn)
Anthony Blaser, dual enrollment navigator
Alyssa Wiese, dual enrollment navigator
Tara Nettifee, dual enrollment navigator
Monique Tate, resource specialist Gateway to College
Jeffrey Williams, resource specialist Gateway to College
Nadia Williams, early career navigator
Ethan Shaffer, early career navigator
 

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships